Maria Mazo, QPSA  

Cleaning My Eyes by Maria Mazo, QPSA

July 2024 - Cleaning My Eyes

July 2024 - Maria Mazo, QPSA


About the Image(s)

For this month's image, I chose one that I took in April this year, These little crabs emerge with the low tide, digging burrows in the sand, and some times they adventure out looking for something to eat.
What It captured my attention was their behaviour that I hadn't seen before: the little crabs wiping their eyes clean using their mouth parts, or maxillipeds. I really enjoyed observing them.
I shot it handheld lying in the sand and resting the lens in a bean bag. I edited it in Photoshop, cropping it and enhancing the colour.

Exif data:
Shutter 1/5000
Aperture: f.8
ISO 1000

Shot with a Sony camera and a 200-600 mm lens at 600 mmm

3 comments posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Maria, A really neat image of the little crab. I love the depth of field with the low perspective. It is sharp and well exposed. I might suggest a little tighter crop and adding a little contrast to make the crab pop from the background. To my eye the crab gets lost in the large background and similar color.   Posted: 07/05/2024 14:31:14
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Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Here is a 16x9 aspect ratio as well. Bruce   Posted: 07/05/2024 14:32:30
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Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Maria, great vantage point and your settings captured the crab in focus, and everything else, out of focus. It is sharp. Nice colors. I agree with Bruce about cropping, but this is my iteration, giving a little more space to its front.   Posted: 07/09/2024 06:32:38
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